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Politics

Blackface video shot in early 1990s, Trudeau says

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says the controversial video showing him in blackface that surfaced on Thursday was shot in the early 1990s while he held a summer job as a white water rafting instructor. “It was a costume day for» 

Indigenous, International, Politics, Society

Nazi flag destroyed: vandal or hero?

There is a universally despised symbol, that of the Nazi “hakenkreuz”  a twisted swastika, while in recent years the Confederate flag of the U.S has also fallen into disfavour over the segregation and history it represents. Thus, it was an» 

International, Society

‘Stand up to hatred, racism’ urges leader

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau used the occasion of Raoul Wallenberg Day to issue a news release decrying “a resurgence of hatred, racism, and anti-Semitism in our world.” Justin Trudeau called Wallenberg a hero and humanitarian whose work saved tens» 

Politics, Society

Federal government to invest $52M in fighting racism, discrimination and prejudice

With an eye towards the rising tide of populist movements and xenophobia around the world, the Liberal government announced Wednesday it is investing nearly $52 million over three years in community projects and events designed to foster diversity and eliminate» 

Uncategorized

Prime Minister to apologise for 1939 decision turning away Jews

Canada’s Prime Minister announced this week that he will be making another formal apology in the House of Commons. This time it will be a decision in June of 1939 when it refused landing to a ship carrying hundreds of» 

Society

Random police checks denounced again by party leader

The leader of Canada’s New Democratic Party, Jagmeet Singh has again called for a ban on the police practice of stopping people for no apparent reason. The practice is also called racial profiling or carding and has been denounced by» 

Politics, Society

Fallout from Stanley murder trial continues

(respectful public commenting is open at very bottom of page) The trial involved a second-degree murder charge against a farmer who shot and killed an intruder on his farm. Most people feel the case would not have attracted widespread attention» 

Society

Decade for People of African Descent recognized by Canada

On the eve of Black History Month, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that the government will officially recognize the International Decade for People of African Descent, as declared by the United Nations. The decade spans 2015 to 2024. Three» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

Major League Baseball in Ontario Court today

Alleged racist sports team names, logos challenged Lawyers from Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Cleveland Indians team will plead their case in Ontario Divisional Court today over the team name and mascot/logo. In 2016, the Cleveland Indians baseball team» 

Arts and Entertainment, Indigenous, Society

Racist allegations involving iconic Canadian folk song

Music teacher sues school principal and VP. A school in Toronto is embroiled in a controversy over a song performed during a school concert in May of 2016. The music teacher who organised the concert is now suing the principal»